Andrew's Studio

Andrew Shuping

Welcome to Andrew's Studio, the online home of Andrew Shuping, and I'm a librarian. The weird looking guy over to the left is me. On this site you can find links to the various social networking sites that I can be found on, links to projects that I'm working on, and other assorted information. Some of the projects I'm currently working on include:

  • Improving my coding skills in PHP, JavaScript, Jquery, and working on learning Python
  • Writing reviews of comics and graphic novels on my blog
  • Completing work on a User Experience Certificate from Library Juice
  • In January 2014, I'll be starting the Advanced Certificate Program of Data Studies from the iSchool at Syracuse University
  • Exploring and building knowledge of Digital Repositories
  • Reading and reviewing graphic novels over on Amazon
  • Exploring and playing with new technologies
  • Assessment of Interlibrary Loan
  • Drawing, painting, and photography when time allows
  • Keeping two mischievous cats from taking over the world
  • Working at Jack Tarver Library, Mercer University, Macon, GA as the Interlibrary Loan and Public Services Librarian.

I'm currently looking to collaborate on projects related to Graphic Novels in libraries/higher education, as well as projects pertaining to User Experience as it relates to the design of computer "lab" setup in libraries. If you have any questions please feel free to ask

I can be found on the following social networks:

twitter FriendFeed Flickr Facebook Blog (Musings of a librarian) LibraryThing Linkedin youtube

In addition to some of the current projects listed on the home page I'm also working on the following (both personal and work related)

  • Continuing to improve my skills in designing and maintaing Wordpress installations
  • Maintaining a personal development Centos Server for installing open source software, such as Drupal, Joomla, and Koha
  • Increasing programming knowledge and comfort with Django, Python, and SQL
  • Building a working knowledge of current archival standards and practices as it relates to digital repositories
  • Exploration of data and how it can be used to improve Interlibrary Loan workflows and practices
  • and reading as many graphic novels I can get my hands on...and contemplating creating my own

In 2007 and 2008 I wrote reviews of art books and graphic novels for the Moonshine art magazine, a web based publication from a local Georgia Librarian. Below are links to some of the reviews that I did for the publication.

Book Reviews for Moonshine: A Journal for the Arts

Amulet (Book 1) The Stone Keeper by Kazu Kibuishi
Little Things: A Memoir in Slices by Jeffrey Brown
Enclosure by Andy Goldsworthy
Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa

Since that time I've also been reviewing books on a few other sites such as Goodreads.com, LibraryThing.com, or Amazon (url specific for Amazon.) Some specific reviews of graphic novels can be found on my Tumblr blog at Sir Shuping and his reviews.